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5 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Florida Restores Voting Rights For 1.5 Million Ex-Felons
Devin Coleman has been out of prison for 12 years. Thanks to the passage of Amendment 4 in Florida, he will now be eligible to vote once more. Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times joins the Takeaway to discuss the implications of the amendment.
32 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Election Results In New Jersey And Beyond
Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, talks about election results in New Jersey. Joining her are Kai Wright, editor and host of WNYC’s narrative unit, and Gabriel Debenedett, New York Magazine national political correspondent, to take a look at other races around the country.
35 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Get Out The Vote
It's Election Day on The Brian Lehrer Show. Scott Bland, editor of Campaign Pro for Politico, and TIME National Correspondent Charlotte Alter discuss how both parties have worked to get out the vote in the run-up to the midterm election. And later, listeners share their stories of voting for different candidates than their loved ones.
16 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Texas' Secret Resistance
A group of progressive Texas women who are organizing in secret, out of fear of retaliation from neighbors, friends, and even family. Now, as WNYC's Amanda Aroncyzk reports, some are ready to speak out.
11 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
Anger, Identity and Polarization
Lilliana Mason is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland and author of Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity. She joins On The Media's Bob Garfield to discuss how anger and tribal identity have gotten us to the current political moment, and how we might move past it.
30 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
The Biases Around Women's Voices
In the latest episode of The United States of Anxiety, we meet Rena Cook, a voice coach in Oklahoma who’s training progressive, female candidates on how to subvert our inbuilt biases about women’s voices. Plus, we look back on what the 1977 National Women’s Conference did (and didn’t) do for feminism.
46 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
Climate Change And The Midterms
Just four percent of T.V. campaign ads explicitly mention climate change despite warnings from the United Nations and others that predict catastrophic damage from climate change as early as 2040. Millennials are the only generation where a clear majority believes that there is solid evidence of global warming and who also attribute this primarily to human activity. The Takeaway holds a roundtable discussion with three millennial voices on why climate change matters to them and their generation.
30 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
The 2018 Culture War
Charlie Sykes, longtime conservative talk host and MSNBC contributor, Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton's new department of African-American studies and president-elect of the American Academy of Religion, and Alexis Grenell, co-founder of Pythia Public, a political and public affairs firm, look back at what issues both Democrats and Republicans have chosen to campaign on this election season, and what the choices say about the culture. This segment is part of The Brian Lehrer Show's 30 Issues in 30 Days series.
27 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
The Wage Gap Issue
On The Brian Lehrer Show, Dean Baker macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. and Stephen Moore, fellow at the Project for Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation and author of Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy, debate about whether Trump's approach to the economy is responsible for the wage growth, and how to keep it going for all Americans. This segment is a part of the series 30 Issues in 30 Days.
10 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Who Does The House Of Representatives Represent?
Drew Desilver is a senior writer at Pew Research Center. He joins The Takeaway to discuss what some problems may be with a system that hasn’t changed in nearly 90 years.
17 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
A Pipeline In Pennsylvania
Reporter Eliza Griswold follows political campaigns in Pennsylvania. She joins The New Yorker Radio Hour to talk about the controversial Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project, which has rare bipartisan support... and opposition.
33 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
From The Brian Lehrer Show: Young Voters, Latino Voters
Melissa Mark-Viverito, vice president of strategic engagement for the Latino Victory Fund and former New York City Council speaker, joins The Brian Lehrer Show to survey how Latino voters are feeling about and voting in the midterm elections. Also joining the show is John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, who talks about the latest polling on young voters.
15 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Breaking Down The Midterms
Clare Malone, senior political writer for FiveThirtyEight, joins On The Media to talk about the figures, myths and exaggerations making their way into the national conversation ahead of the midterms.
8 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
What Is Deep Canvassing?
Traditional canvassing can help 'get out the base' but it has little success winning over voters on the other side. So, as WNYC's Fred Mogul reports, canvassers on Staten Island are trying an experiment.
25 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
30 Issues: The Border, the Caravan and Trump
WNYC's Brian Lehrer talks with Washington Post national security reporter Nick Miroff about how the caravan of asylum seekers traveling from Central America is playing a role in the midterm elections. Plus New York Times reporter Annie Correal shares snapshots from the caravan of migrants making their way through Mexico to the U.S. border.
14 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
White Supremacy Is Running for Office
The New Yorker Radio Hour takes a look at several candidates on the far right openly espousing white-supremacist and white-nationalist views in this midterms election season. Reporter Andrew Marantz tells host David Remnick that candidates who used to “dog-whistle”—use coded language to appeal to racist voters—now openly make white-supremacist statements that Republican Party leadership won’t disavow.
12 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
How To Improve Our Election Systems
Danielle Root is the voting rights manager at the Center for American Progress. She joins The Takeaway to discuss what it'd take to make America's voting systems better.
12 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
A Hot Congressional Race In New York
Rachel Silberstein, staff writer at The Times Union, joins The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about the latest debate between incumbent Rep. John Faso and Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado in New York's highly contested District 19 congressional race.
17 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
A Crisis Of Ethics In Washington
Walter Shaub, senior advisor at the watchdog group CREW, and former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics, joins The Brian Lehrer Show to talk about Capitol Hill's swelling crisis of ethics.
8 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
The Long Island Divide
WNYC's Jessica Gould reports on the intense race in Long Island between Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley and Republican Pete King.
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